Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SNAG Golf Comes to Fort Myers

New Family Golf Center in Fort Myers, Florida Includes Innovative SNAG Golf Play Area

(Tahlequah, Okla.) - SNAG Golf, a global leader in player development and grow-the-game initiatives with unique equipment and training tools, will be introduced to thousands of golfers in southwest Florida as part of the new Alico Family Golf Center in Fort Myers.

The impressive new 30 acre family golf facility celebrated its grand opening on January 11 and the SNAG practice area opened on February 7.  The short holes range in length from 45 yards to 60 yards, and the fairways and greens have been planted with Bermuda grass.  SNAG is fun for the entire family.

SNAG may be new to some but the equipment and curriculum is currently used in 42 countries and 15,000 schools around the world. SNAG incorporates developmentally appropriate equipment and programming that allows golf to be learned and played in non-traditional venues, such as on a soccer field, in a gym, on the beach or any open space.  It can be taught and played almost anywhere with immediate, positive results. This instant success keeps new learners wanting to be further involved with golf.

“I’m excited about the SNAG program at our new facility as there has already been a lot of interest from families, seniors, students and the School District of Lee County to come out and learn the game of golf using SNAG,” said Jack Feighery, co-owner of the Alico Family Golf Center.  “We are working with the local Florida Gulf Coast University in establishing a SNAG league, and we have PGA instructors with SNAG experience on staff. In addition, a First Touch Program has already begun with some clinics for youngsters scheduled on the weekends.”

Terry Anton, founder and CEO of SNAG Golf, has been hailed as one of the industry leaders in growing the game of golf.  “It is important for the future of the sport to capture interest in golf early so that youngsters will transition with confidence to play with actual golf equipment on a traditional golf course,” said Anton. “The more fun we make golf for children, the more chance they have to play the game for a lifetime.”

It is the SNAG philosophy that children should be given time to develop at their own pace and not be rushed to an on course experience where they will be met by failure. If children and adults are given time to develop properly and learn the fundamentals of the game in a non-threatening environment, they will want to enjoy the game for years to come.

For more information about the Alico Family Golf Center, visit For individuals and groups that want to have fun learning golf, visit

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